American Idol host Ryan Seacrest joined former judge Steven Tyler and Idol cohort Randy Jackson onstage for a spirited jam session with Aerosmith at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City Thursday night.
"Ryan Seacrest is in the house!" exclaimed Tyler, who coaxed the 37-year old television producer, donning a very un-rocking Navy blue suit jacket -- on stage with the band and Jackson towards the end of their cover of The Beatles' iconic hit, "Come Together."
"It's almost that time of year America," intones American Idol fixture Randy Jackson in the third of a series of commercials touting the show's return this January.
The clip, set to debut during tonight's Major League Baseball World Series match up between the San Francisco Giants and the Detroit Tigers, features all four judges, including Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, and Keith Urban, playing up the theme of dreams coming true.
"There are 7 billion people in the world...but there's only one."
So begins the new commercial promoting American Idol and Season 12. The ad, which features a countless sea of hopefuls, also gives plenty of facetime to judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, Randy Jackson, and finally, Ryan Seacrest, who promises, "The show that started it all is starting our best season yet."
The Fox show will return in a two-night event, beginning Jan. 16.
Kelly Clarkson premiered her new single, "Catch My Breath," on Ryan Seacrest's morning radio show Wednesday morning -- one week before the song officially becomes available for airplay and digital download.
Almost immediately after Nicki Minaj joined Mariah Carey on the American Idol judges' panel, the gossip media mill began churning out headlines that the two divas were allegedly at each other's throats.
It's hard to believe a decade has gone by since Kelly Clarkson was crowned as the original American Idol on Sept. 4, 2002.
It was then that the cocktail waitress from Burleson, Texas emerged victorious over runner-up Justin Guarini in a voting contest that was a "58-42" split, according to Ryan Seacrest.
She was the people's choice then, and the people's choice now. Clarkson is the embodiment of the perfect pop star. Her unmistakable pipes are a powerful presence in top 40 and country, with forays into anthemic rock and dance. She has been invited to mentor on other singing shows (The Voice), helmed her own reality show (Duets) and even has a film credit (yes, we are referencing From Justin to Kelly).
For FremantleMedia CEO Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Groundhog Day arrives every July. At least it’s been that way for the past four years or so as the company’s flagship show American Idol has seen a revolving group of judges come and go, starting with Paula Abdul’s exit after season 8, followed by Simon Cowell in 2010 and Kara DioGuardi and Ellen DeGeneres not long after.
With American IdolJennifer Lopez announcing her departure on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show this morning, it’s getting a little lonely at the judge’s table. “We had an amazing run," said Lopez. "It's one of those special things in your life that you don't want to walk away from."
The Bryn Mawr, N.J., teen -- who you may remember from his time on The X Factor as a member of the group "InTENsity" -- was among the 5,000 strong descending upon the Prudential Center in Newark for the season 12 American Idol auditions.
Will American Idol feature the offspring of yet another famed athlete next season?
Taylor Daneyko, the 17-year-old daughter of retired New Jersey Devils star Ken Daneyko, was among the thousands of hopefuls who showed up for Thursday’s Idol auditions at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., according to a report in The Star-Ledger.
Some of the words American Idol champion Phillip Phillips used to describe his victory: "numb," "unreal," “crazy” and "overwhelming."
"I never expected any of this," the 21-year-old Leesburg, Georgia looker told The Hollywood Reporter moments after he was named season 11 winner. "It hasn't sunk in yet. It's such a blessing ... I'm kind of ready to try and comprehend it all."